Social Entrepreneurs Initiative for West Africa
Creating Change, Delivering Impact
As today’s citizens and tomorrow’s leaders, young people have the potential to make a difference by creating a world free of corruption. Transparency International places a strong emphasis on promoting youth integrity, as the fight against corruption begins with instilling strong values and honesty in young people.
In collaboration with the Open Society Institute for West Africa (OSIWA), we launched a Social Entrepreneurs Initiative (SEI) for West Africa. The initiative aims to support innovative ideas from young people to boost transparency, accountability and the fight corruption specifically in the education sector of their communities.
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Schools in Liberia suffer from a host of problems ranging from sex for grades to bribery to teacher absenteeism. We spoke to students all over the country and discovered that the key problem is that they do not have a trusted, confidential system through which they can report problems.This is where ‘Tell-it-True’ began.
No to Corruption at my School
Making people aware of the problem is the first step towards having an impact corruption. I intend to produce films for school-going children and teenagers to portray the realities of corruption and the immediate consequences for those around you.